Like many before me, I should have bought the 4x4 to start with. Although my 1-wheel drive prerunner has done ok over 7 years and 175K miles, there have been many times i really needed at least 1 front wheel pulling. Not much of a market for high mileage prerunners, so I'm keeping what I got and converting.
Following the guidance of RST and others, I have started collecting the parts.
My setup will include an FJ x-fer case and I will probably do twin stick. I added twin stick to my 77 FJ40 and love 2Lo... Will be equally cool in Taco.
I have the front diff and 4x4 hub assemblies. CV axles, grease caps and new seals will arrive on 1/18. I'll start posting pics this weekend.
The front diff will go in this month. The 4x4 trans, FJ case, fab'd crossmember and custom drive shafts next month.
More to follow.